The Charismatic Leader-Quaid-i-Azam M.A. Jinnah and the Creation of Pakistan

Hardcover | April 9, 2014

bySikandar Hayat

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This second, revised edition of the book is an updated version, covering the most recent writings on the subject, especially in India, and provides a detailed and systematic analysis of the charismatic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of Indian Muslims during thecrisis-ridden decade of 1937-47.Based on the concept of charisma formulated by Max Weber and developed by recent writers, the study concentrates on the "personality-related" and "situational" factors that led to the emergence of Jinnah as the charismatic leader of the Muslims and sustained him in that role until the creation ofPakistan. In explaining and explicating Jinnah's charisma, his early political career and the crises facing the Muslims of British India, both systemic and of leadership, have been examined at length. A particular emphasis has been placed on the roles of Aga Khan, Mian Fazl-i-Hussain, Sikandar HayatKhan, Khizar Hayat Khan Tiwana, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, and Maulana Hussain Ahmad Madani. This has been followed by a discussion of Jinnah's "formula" of Pakistan, including the criticisms of the Lahore Resolution by the then Hindu leadership and Indian writers of today. Subsequently, an effort hasbeen made to highlight Jinnah's strategy for political mobilization of the Muslims and their organization under the banner of the All-India Muslim League. Finally, his struggle for the creation of Pakistan as the charismatic leader of the Muslims, in spite of the combined opposition of the Britishand the Congress, is evaluated and assessed, especially in the context of his accepting and then rejecting the Cabinet Mission Plan of 1946, the last constitutional plan to keep India united. In their "enthusiasm, despair, and hope", the Muslims rallied behind Jinnah and his Pakistan demand likenever before. The result was that, at the creation of Pakistan in August 1947, his charisma was truly at its "zenith". He had accomplished his mission.Although Jinnah has been studied as a charismatic leader before, no previous study has defined and discussed the concept of charisma so methodically or employed it to analyze his leadership in such a systematic, organized manner. In this sense, the book is unique and distinct and makes an originalcontribution to the scholarly literature on Jinnah's political leadership. Indeed, as Dr Roger D. Long, a distinguished American historian, observed, "Dr Hayat's analysis of Jinnah as a charismatic figure fills an important lacuna in the field."The first edition of the book received the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan's "Best Book Publication Award" (2011).

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This second, revised edition of the book is an updated version, covering the most recent writings on the subject, especially in India, and provides a detailed and systematic analysis of the charismatic leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of Indian Muslims during thecrisis-ridden decade of 1937-47.Based on the con...

Dr. Sikandar Hayat has been educated in Pakistan and abroad (Columbia University, New York), and has taught the history and politics of Pakistan since early 1973 at the Department of Pakistan Studies, and from 1983, at the Department of History at the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He was appointed Professor of History in 1999 an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:520 pagesPublished:April 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefacePreface to the First EditionIntroduction1. Towards an Operational Framework of Charisma and Charismatic Leadership2. Jinnah's Early Political Career: The Emergence of Quaid-e-Azam3. The Muslim Situation: Systemic Crisis4. The Muslim Situation: Leadership Crisis5. The Formula: A Separate State of Pakistan6. The Political Mobilization and Organization of the Muslims7. Mission Accomplished: The Creation of PakistanConclusionBibliographyIndex